I'm at the end of my rope
I'm all out of jokes
And I just hope
There's enough air here
To keep me a float

I can no longer be a haven
For a friend who tells me secrets
Identical to mine
And I can no longer
Tell her that he loves her
Because it's just one big lie

You've got it all wrong
This isn't a case of infidelity
It's just me checking in
With my ticket to reality

I've saved you two a seat
Thank you for meeting me
I think I'm ready to explain
And show you both just what I mean

I've spent five years in the shadows
Watching something here grow
You came into the picture
Turned my world upside down
You gave me hope for a better life
Then the day came
When she moved into town

We became good friends,
Yes, very good friends
But one afternoon in August
I thought my life had reached its end

She shared with me her love for you
Said it's been over a year
My world went dark,
I clutched my heart,
And my soul burst out in tears
My mind said, "How dare you! How dare you!
The one man I've always loved
Who has no clue
You come and intrude
On something so good!"

As I sat there in disbelief,
She said, "Do you promise me
You will keep this to yourself?
Hide it like a book on a shelf?"

Well, I had to, I had to
I knew she'd do the same
And so I continued to keep quiet
And kept my heart and mouth tamed

Months have passed as I've listened to you
Cry about missing him so
But then you say there are more impotant things
Than his love
Well, I'm sorry, but that's just not enough
Because if you wouldn't sacrifice
Things for him in your life
Then you've got a lot to learn
In your thoughts and in your pride

Since day one
I've swam through a sea of emotions
You've been my reason to love and
You've been my luminescent sun

Lyrics submitted by UnReQuiTeD x L0vE

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